Clomid and Progesterone
by Jani Steenkamp
I'm a 23 year old woman. My husband and I have been married for little over a year now and we started trying to conceive about 6 months ago. I was diagnosed as having polycystic ovaries (not the syndrome), and I am not ovulating.
I don't really have a lot of symptoms. I am not overweight... 61 kg and height 1.71 (BMI in normal range). My ovaries are enlarged with various cysts, and irregular cycles. My gynae put me on Utrogestan, which I took orally, 100mg x 2 for 7 days mid cycle, for about 5 or 6 cycles now. It helped regulating my cycles a bit, although it is not 100 % yet. When we got married I started taking Yasmin as contraception, and I've stopped with it in January in order to prepare my body so that I will fall pregnant fast (little did I know!!). So its been 10 months since I've stopped using the Pill. I am about to start taking Clomid, within the next 2 days.
I am desperate to fall pregnant. I stopped using any products containing petrochemicals for the last 3 weeks (this is xenoestrogens that acts as oestrogen - wow that was interesting to read and realize what an impact all that has on your body - oestrogen dominance etc, and I believe that is the reason why I have polycystic ovaries since I've used Vaseline for many years!)
I was wondering if I can use natural progesterone together with Clomid? Thank you for all the informative and interesting information!